Emile encountered Pikachu in the Hoenn Safari Zone. This encounter made him start going over the bios in the Safari Zone, the first of which being Pikachu. Emile threw a Safari Ball, which to his surprise, caught Pikachu in one try.
Emile took Pikachu out of the PC, temporarily depositing Acooltent for the purpose. He taught Pikachu Flash in order to solve the puzzle to access Registeel in the Ancient Tomb. Emile sent him out during the battle with the Legendary Titan. After Emile threw a Poké Ball that shook three times before Registeel broke out, the Iron Pokémon knocked out Pikachu with a single Superpower (causing its own Attack and Defense to drop).
After Emile defeated Wally at the entrance to Victory Road, he withdrew Pikachu (depositing Moegami) temporarily. Emile taught Pikachu Rock Smash, needing it along with Flash to navigate Victory Road.
Emile continued to use Pikachu to get through Victory Road. In addition to using Flash to illuminate the lower floors, Pikachu broke some rocks with Rock Smash.
- Rock Smash
- Thunder Wave
- Pikachu is the only Electric-Type Pokemon Emile captured in Pokémon Emerald.
- Pikachu can be seen in the Emerald PC Box in Pokémon Platinum - Episode 79: Park It while Emile is accessing in through Pal Park.